09/02/2014 03:01 EDT | Updated 09/03/2014 01:59 EDT

First Day Of School In B.C. Looks Different This Year

The first day of school looks very different for about half a million public students in B.C. this year. Teachers remain on strike as a contract dispute with the provincial government drags on.

Parents have been scrambling to find alternative child care and activities for their kids, so we asked readers to send us photos of what their "first day of school" looked like:

Meanwhile, some striking teachers are protesting outside MLA offices:

And parents brought their kids to protests instead of classes:

Other parents organized "playdates" at MLA offices:

What did your first day of school in B.C. look like?

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Photo gallery 'First Day Of School' For B.C. Public Students, 2014 See Gallery